Question about 2000 Ford Taurus
Alternative 1: Blend Door actuator problem
There is a TSB out on this problem. If the thermostat and everything else is good, you may have a problem with the Stratification (Secondary) Temperature Blend Door. This door is now available separately versus replacing the whole case assembly. The instrument panel needs to come off to gain access to it and this might be a job best done by a Ford Dealer.
If you think you might want to give it a shot yourself, you can get a copy of the TSB at the Ford Dealer. It is TSB number 02-23-6 dated 11/25/02. It has the repair procedure and a list of parts needed.
Alternative 2: Heater Core needs to be flushed
Check heater core hoses. If both are hot, not enough heat inside, suspect blend door actuator.
If one hose hot and the other warm or cold, the heater core need to be flushed (very common),
Posted on Dec 16, 2009
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